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HAMK Summer School
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HAMK Summer School

HAMK Summer School

HAMK Summer School gathers young minds from all over the world to work together in inspiring projects for one week. The theme of the week is “Sustainable Future!”. Your task is to take the challenge and create solutions.

You will work in international teams and solve tasks given to you – HAMK’s skilled teachers will coach you and at same time help you to learn more about intercultural communications, sustainability, digitalisation and teamwork. During your time at the HAMK Summer School, you will also get to know Finnish culture and nature and get a glimpse of Finland´s advanced learning methods. You will be surprised how fun learning can be!

The week’s programme will be focused on sustainability and you will get to experience first hand how you can have an impact on the future. We will not put you to sit through lectures, but we will show you how to solve different kinds of problems and tasks together with your team. During the week, you will also learn more about intercultural competence, digital methods, and see how engineering and business can change the word.

During the summer school, you will:

  • Achieve a better understanding of sustainability and how to achieve it
  • Fly a drone, code, make a video… solve the problems and learn by doing
  • Improve your team, project and presentation skills and practice your English
  • Be awarded 3 credits (3 ECTS) from Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Gain memories from beautiful Finland and friends from all around the world


HAMK Summer School fee: €450 per person (0% VAT, exempt from Value added tax act, 39 – 40  §)

  • Classes and tuition fee for the summer school week
  • Lunch during the school days (Monday to Friday)
  • Free time activities including welcome and farewell events, two evening events and one study trip to another HAMK campus (including light dinner)
  • Certificate and HAMK Official Transcript of Records for 3 ECTS
  • Possibility to take HAMK’s entrance exam for degree studies (only for eligible applicants)

Accommodation, other meals than lunch, insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Finland are not included in the fee.

You can pay the fee after we have confirmed your participation to HAMK Summer School. You will receive instructions how to pay the fee, 450€. After payment, you will receive the official acceptation letter for the Summer School and you can start preparations for your stay.


Enrol yourself to the HAMK Summer School!

  • Enrol here: ask for the next enrollment
  • Enrolment starts: ask for the next enrollment
  • Enrolment deadline: ask for the next enrollment
  • Maximum enrolment: Maximum 30 participants. If there are more eligible enrolments than available places, the places will be distributed according to first-come, first-served. Summer School Enrolment will be closed after 30 participants have enrolled themselves.
  • Minimum enrolment: Minimum 20 participants. If there are not enough participants, HAMK will cancel the Summer School and notify enrolled students after enrolment period is closed. No payment is gathered in such case.
  • Enrolment of underage participants: Underage participants can not enrol by themselves, they need to have a responsible adult with them during the whole summer school (i.e. high school teacher). The responsible adult will take care of the enrolment and enrol the whole group at the same time. There is no summer school participation fee for the responsible adults, but they need to take care of all of the other costs by themselves.



9.00 Welcome to HAMK Summer School 2019! Start of the school, introductions, weeks’ programme.
10.00 Summer School begins.
12.00 Lunch
15.00 End of the school day.
Evening: Free evening

Tuesday: Trip to the Forest Campus, Evo!

8.30 Bus leaves from Hämeenlinna
9.30 Arrival at Evo Campus – start for the day: Learning in nature and from nature
12.00 Lunch
Afternoon programme at Evo Campus
Campfire dinner
Finnish Sauna and swim in the lake
18.00 Leaving back to Hämeenlinna
19.00 Arrival at Hämeenlinna


9.00 – 15.00 Summer school at Hämeenlinna, including lunch.
Evening: Sightseeing in Hämeenlinna City


9.00 – 15.00 Summer school at Hämeenlinna, including lunch.
Evening: Sports programme in Hämeenlinna


9-12 Summer School at Hämeenlinna: Wrap up of the week and final ceremony. Including lunch.
Afternoon: Possibility to take HAMK’s entrance exams (For eligible applicants only)


  • HAMK does not offer accommodation for Summes School participants. Although, when we confirm your enrolment, we will send you more information about the accomodation options and assist you to find suitable accomodation if needed.
  • We recommend Hostel Sleepinfinland for the summer school participants because it’s convient location and fair pricing:
    • In example: 1 week at shared room (2 persons in the room) 130€/person for HAMK Summer School participants.
    • Inqueries and reservations with HAMK price only through email: juhani@sleepinnFinland.com.
    • Mention “HAMK Summer School” in your message: you will get discount from the normal pricing.
    • More information about Hostel Sleepingfinland can be found here. (Please don’t do the reservation through Booking.com, because then you lose the HAMK discount)
  • Other accommodation options in Hämeenlinna:


Insurance & Visa to Finland

  • Travel Insurance: For the summer school, you will need to have an extensive travel insurance (covering extra travel expenses and luggage and personal belongings) and health and accidence insurance. HAMK has not insured summer school participants.
  • Visa: students coming outside EU/EEA, will possibly need a visa. Check the list provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to see the required travel documents in order to enter Finland. If you need a visa, see further instructions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland website. Please note that HAMK Summer School team cannot assist you with a passport or visa. We recommend that you apply for visa as soon as you have received the invitation letter from HAMK. HAMK cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa and cannot refund the course fee should your visa application be denied. We recommend that you wait until you have been granted a visa before paying for flight tickets, accommodation or other Summer School related expenses other than participation fee.


Underage participants

  • Age limit: Over 16 years. PLEASE NOTE! Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a teacher or responsible adult. Participants under 18 years must have a responsible adult (e.g. high school teacher) with them during the whole duration of the summer school. The responsible adult can only have a maximum of five underage participants. If there are any underage participants, the responsible adult will take care of the enrolment and enrol the whole group at the same time. There is no summer school participation fee for the responsible adults, but they need to take care of all of the other costs by themselves.


Enrol yourself to the HAMK Summer School!

Ask for the next enrollment period and options for groups by email: international@hamk.fi

HAMK Summer School

Time: Ask for next summer school
Place: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Price: 450€


For more information about HAMK Summer School, please contact: international@hamk.fi